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How will a $214 billion war on two fronts be paid for?

Thursday, 9 April 2020

This opinion piece by Professor Peter Robertson and Rod Tyers, from UWA's Business School, is reprinted with the permission of The Australian Financial Review newspaper. It was published on Wednesday 1 April 2020. 

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New online learning solutions to support UWA community

Thursday, 9 April 2020

The University of Western Australia has partnered with Microsoft to rapidly implement new online learning and collaboration solutions, supporting University staff and students working and studying remotely due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Professor Jon Watson

UWA Expert Series - UWA expert warns being too confident too soon could be dangerous for WA

Wednesday, 8 April 2020

WA is risking COVID-19 disease flare-ups across the state if it becomes too confident too soon and responds to the recent “flattening of the curve” by easing up on strict social distancing restrictions, warns The University of Western Australia’s Professor Jon Watson, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences.

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Computer modelling to protect populations from groundwater contamination

Wednesday, 8 April 2020

A team of scientists including The University of Western Australia has developed a computer model that can analyse and predict arsenic groundwater contamination, which can poison drinking water.

Marco Rizzi

How to find reliable and accurate sources of information during COVID-19

Wednesday, 8 April 2020

With a sea of information available about COVID-19, and much of it conflicting advice, it can be challenging to find the most useful and accurate information.

Students

UWA offers financial support to students

Tuesday, 7 April 2020

The University of Western Australia has moved swiftly to introduce new measures of financial support for students affected by COVID-19.

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Cannabis proven to help insomniacs sleep

Tuesday, 7 April 2020

The results of a world-first study at The University of Western Australia have shown that medicinal cannabis can be used as a novel treatment for adults suffering from chronic insomnia.

Livia Hool

Keeping a healthy heart during COVID-19

Tuesday, 7 April 2020

People who suffer from cardiovascular disease and hypertension are vulnerable during COVID-19 and need to be protected, according to an expert in cardiovascular health from The University of Western Australia.

Dr Nick Coatsworth

UWA graduate joins Australia’s front line medical team in Canberra

Tuesday, 7 April 2020

While he may feel he was lucky to be “in the right place at the right time”, there’s no doubt that the skills and experience gained from working in some of the world’s most vulnerable and war-torn countries helped UWA medicine graduate Nick Coatsworth secure the role of Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Australia.

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Migrant women at risk of stillbirth during first two years in Australia

Friday, 3 April 2020

A study led by The University of Western Australia has found the first two years after arrival in Australia holds the highest risk of stillbirth in migrant women and improving access to healthcare is vital in reducing this.